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John Marboe
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Broken Hallelujah--The Prequel: Leonard Cohen's Loving Brokenness
In my last blog, I confessed that I had set out to share a
eulogy to the great poet and song writer, Leonard Cohen, who died not long ago.
I felt moved instead to speak with my own voice. Thus came a meditation on
broken, discarded toys under the title of p...

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Broken Hallelujah--The Prequel: Leonard Cohen's Loving Brokenness
In my last blog, I confessed that I had set out to share a eulogy to the great poet and song writer, Leonard Cohen, who died not long ago. I felt moved instead to speak with my own voice. Thus came a meditation on broken, discarded toys under the title of p...

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A Broken Hallelujah
Broken and discarded toys can get to me. We see them every day in the trash. Most of the time I don't think much of it--headless Barbies, a trike without a wheel, stuffed animals--but once in a while the images speak to me of almost impossible joy and loss....

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A Few Minutes of Fame
Strangely, StoryCorps picked up on this blog, and thought it would make a good interview. Thanks to my colleagues at Wisdom Ways who turned them on to this in the first place (http://www.wisdomwayscenter.org/), Barbara Lund and Sonja Ausen-Anafrani. My daug...

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Food Truck!
I am impressed by the amount of food that ends up in the trash. I recall somewhere that as much as 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown out. So I looked it up: In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40
percent of the food s...

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Refused
Words are telling... Take "trash," for example. All language is built on images and metaphors, and "trash" is probably from Old Norse: tros --fallen leaves or twigs. At the dump there is a separate place to dump fallen leaves and twigs--apart from the "tras...

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A Route, a Rut, a Routine
I never had a job with a route before this one. I was never a paper boy or a bus driver. When one has a route, one is not rewarded for creativity or innovation. People like it not to be a surprise when their trash will be picked up. They tend to like it to ...

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A Route, a Rut, a Routine
I never had a job with a route before this one. I was never a paper boy or a bus driver. When one has a route, one is not rewarded for creativity or innovation. People like it not to be a surprise when their trash will be picked up. They tend to like it to ...
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